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  • 25 Jan 2011 11:39 AM | Lori Aubrey (Administrator)

    ASCO Recommends Steps to Improve Advanced Cancer Care Planning

    Yesterday, ASCO issued a new policy statement which recommends steps to ensure that physicians initiate candid discussions about the full range of treatment and palliative care options soon after patients' diagnosis with advanced cancer. Later this year, ASCO will issue clinical guidance to help oncologists initiate these conversations and better integrate palliative therapy into oncology practice. To help guide patients through these difficult yet important doctor-patient discussions, ASCO has also developed a free comprehensive educational booklet for patients with advanced cancer.

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